I started a new job this week.
At first I was a little embarrassed to tell people about it. I mean, I did go to college after all. I didn't exactly major in Home Ec. But I've decided that I don't care who knows what I do. Judge away; I probably make more money than you anyway (Oooo, that was a snarky comment).
Up till now, I've been freelance editing from home, (I'm sure you all remember from this lovely picture.) which I love more than Grahm's face. (Okay, not that much... His face is pretty stinkin' cute.)
While that's been awesome, and I definitely plan to continue with it... it's not consistent. We're trying to buy a house next year, and we need to start saving up some dollah dollah bills. My husband is a wonderful engineer and provider, but we want to be saving more than what we can with his paycheck.
If college taught me anything, I know how to handle my money. Putting myself through school wasn't easy. Though I didn't come out completely debt free, I was pretty darn close. Full-time school and two jobs, ironically both of those are essentially what I'm doing now. Editing and nannying. (Someday I'll write a post about the spoiled college kids whose awful parents decide to pay for everrrrything for four years. C'mon now, that's not helping your kids be adults. Huge pet peeve of mine, not that you couldn't tell five minutes ago. Sorry, unborn children. You're gonna have to work like your mamma.)
After all, buying a house is kind a BIG deal. I'm not settling for some dump-in-the-wall/"I guess we can live with this" simply because we didn't get out acts together and save when we could.
So from now on I'll be a nanny by day and an editor on the side. They're adorable 3-month-old twins, Griffen and Anna. They're definitely going to be a handful (or two), but I'm excited about it. Grahm hopes this will be a temporary cure for whatever baby fever I have in me. :)